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Food waste reduction competition launched

The Food Waste Reduction Challenge will accept concept applications until Jan. 18, 2021. Applicants with a business model that can prevent or divert food waste at any point from farm-to-plate can receive up to $10.8 million.

WALI calls for TFW employer feedback

The Western Agriculture Labour Initiative (WALI) and the B.C. Agricultural Council have put out a call for comments from employers of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in British Columbia, due on Nov. 26.

30th OPMA Awards ceremony goes virtual

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA) held their 30th annual awards ceremony on Nov. 19 to celebrate four movers-and-shakers in Ontario produce and the industry in general.
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From the Editor: A growing season

Who could anticipate the summer of 2020 going the way it did? However, it provided a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity. Stories of farms pivoting to serve their customers in different ways, from virtual farm tours to contactless pick-up, were welcome news. Regardless of what was revealed, seeing agriculture being discussed on bigger platforms opened a gateway for understanding. » Read more...
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Emergency On-Farm Support still available for most provinces

The Government of Canada is investing a total of $35 million to improve health and safety on farms through the Emergency On-Farm Support Fund. Funding is intended to help farmers better protect workers during COVID-19. All provinces and territories except for British Columbia are still accepting applications, which are reviewed as they are received; priority is given to farms at the highest risk of an outbreak. » Read more...
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The Food Lover’s Garden

Grow it, cook it, eat it! From the vegetable patch to the dinner table

Put off by the origin-unknown, not-so-fresh, pesticide-laden offerings at the grocery store? Hungry for delicious high-quality veg and fragrant herbs, and looking to have some control over where your food comes from but never planted a seed in your life?

Foodie meets gardener in this deliciously accessible, easy-to-use guide to growing, cooking, and preserving twenty-some popular, easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs. Taking the budding gardener from planting, growing and harvesting, to preparation of delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals, this book is a celebration of food in all its stages. >> Learn More
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